Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Counting to 100

It's way past the 100th day of school but I thought I would still talk about this fun book.  It's filled with great pictures and ideas to encourage kids to count to 100!


After reading the book Sarah immediately wanted to try a few of the ideas.
The first one she wanted to try was the snack.  She picked out 10 different snacky items from the pantry and counted out 10 of each.  A great way to practice counting by 10's.


And a very yummy reward for her efforts!


The kids also wanted to try making the playdough hedgehog with 100 toothpicks in it.  They actually became quite attached to their prickly little friends which were displayed for a few days before I tossed them into the garbage.  Naturally, Jillian asked where her 'Hedgie' was later that day.  There were even tears when she learned that Hedgie had been tossed, but as you can see it was quite a dangerous little 'toy' to have around!!!


Shared at Sun Scholars

3 comments:

  1. Oh... poor Hedgie!!! ha ha... What fun ideas. And yes.. .a great way to count by tens! Who needs a reason for 100 snacks, anyway?! :) What fun ideas. I think I need to hunt down that book!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at my For the Kids Friday Link Party! I appreciate you stopping by. I will be posting this week's link party shortly. I'd love to see what you have to share this week!

    Hope to see you soon!
    :)rachel @ http://SunScholars.blogspot.com

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  2. You have wonderful ideas for counting by 10s. Hedgie shows her enthusiasm. Thanks to you!

    I’m retired now, but here is “The Bean Game” for practicing counting by 10s when not on the mountain hike.
    “The Bean Game”, a very popular one for my combined first and second grade, reinforced an understanding of counting by 10’s to 100. Four game boards, each in a different color, were made on 9” x 12” oak tag. A tongue depressor is traced around 10 times on each board. To play the game, there were about 50 tongue depressors with 10 beans glued on each one, a pile of beans, and a pair of dice.
    A child would roll the dice and pick up the number of beans indicated by the sum of the dice. When a player had 10 or more beans, he picked up a 10 bean tongue depressor and placed it on his game card. He then returned 10 of his beans to the pile and kept what was left over to use with the next 10. The winner, of course, was the first one to fill his card.

    Read more about teaching Math with other supplementary activities and games in my book, Early Childhood Programs: Opportunities for Academic, Cognitive, and Personal Success. Included is a web site where programs can be downloaded for use in a classroom. Also, see 7 reviews on www.amazon.com

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  3. Hedgie shows such enthusiasm. I love the hedgehog! I’m retired now, but here is “The Bean Game” for practicing counting by 10s.

    “The Bean Game”, a very popular one for my combined first and second grade, reinforced an understanding of counting by 10’s to 100. Four game boards, each in a different color, were made on 9” x 12” oak tag. A tongue depressor is traced around 10 times on each board. To play the game, there were about 50 tongue depressors with 10 beans glued on each one, a pile of beans, and a pair of dice.
    A child would roll the dice and pick up the number of beans indicated by the sum of the dice. When a player had 10 or more beans, he picked up a 10 bean tongue depressor and placed it on his game card. He then returned 10 of his beans to the pile and kept what was left over to use with the next 10. The winner, of course, was the first one to fill his card.

    Read more about teaching Math with other supplementary activities and games in my book, Early Childhood Programs: Opportunities for Academic, Cognitive, and Personal Success. Included is a web site where programs can be downloaded for use in a classroom. Also, see 7 reviews on www.amazon.com

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